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Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 3:03 p.m. PST

I have posted an album of pictures from this year's (36th Annual) convention of the Seven Years War Association.

I missed a few games because I was busy running my own scenario – seemed like every time I finished up a run, there were people waiting to play the next one. This is not a bad thing, of course, but it meant that I rarely got to stroll around the ballroom with my camera and I was usually in a hurry when I did.




There were 27 games on the schedule, and several pick-up games as well. In addition, Alex Burns gave a talk on "Smashing the Clockwork Soldier: The Infantrymen's Experience of Battle, 1740-1783" and Jim McIntyre presented "Scion of the Enlightenment: Count Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe" and "Army of Immigrants: Foreign Officer and the Continental Army".

(There was also time at the bar, and out on the patio with fine whiskey and good cigars, catching up with old friends.)

You can see all the photos on my Flickr page, here:




The Last Square Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 3:14 p.m. PST

Looks like it was a great time as usual!

Torquemada13 Apr 2019 3:31 p.m. PST

Had a good look through your photos … gorgeous layouts, really.

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 3:42 p.m. PST

The gamemasters at this convention seem to make an effort to bring their best work.

There's a surprising number of events presented by the authors of rulesets, as well: Dale Wood and Tod Kershner (Warfare in the Age of Reason), Ken Bunger (Tricorne), Chris Engle (Follow Me Boys and matrix games), Jim Purky (Fife and Drum), Todd Fisher (Revolution and Empire), Jude Becker (Combat General, soon to be published) and, of course, Yours Truly. That makes it not only an opportunity to play in some visually impressive games, but to share ideas on various aspects of representing 18th century warfare on the tabletop.

95th Division Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 4:48 p.m. PST

Great photos and impressive games. For your game, where did you get your long boat? Is it Perry?

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 4:51 p.m. PST

Perry doesn't do 1:300, as far as I know. The longboats and crew are Langtons.

Dashetal13 Apr 2019 8:46 p.m. PST

Sorry to have missed it. Glad you shared the visual candy.

21eRegt14 Apr 2019 8:42 a.m. PST

Thanks Jeff, splendid work as always.

18th Century Guy Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2019 3:18 p.m. PST

Thanks for sharing, it looks like everyone had a really good time and all of the games were well done.

FlyXwire15 Apr 2019 4:59 a.m. PST

Very impressive games! (art & fun finds a nexus)

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